Thursday, December 4, 2008

Saddest Songs in the Universe

I was reading an article on yahoo that claimed the 10 saddest songs ever. Halfway through the list I realized I was reading some asshole’s favorite playlist and decided I could do better. So, here, off the top of my head and in no particular order or proper spelling, is my top 20 saddest songs ever. Feel free to add to the list:

1. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” – Elton John
2. “Death Letter Blues” – Son House
3. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” – Bob Dylan
4. “Day After Day” – Badfinger
5. “I’ve Been Loving You” – Otis Redding (agree w/ this one)
6. “The Trapeze Swinger” – Iron and Wine
7. “No Woman, No Cry” – Bob Marley and the Wailers
8. “Drive” – The Cars
9. “Devil Got My Woman” – Skip James
10. “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” – Willie Nelson
11. “So Much Like My Dad” – George Strait
12. “Girl From The North Country” Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
13. “The Man Who Sold The World” – Nirvana (not Bowie)
14. “Bang Bang” – Nancy Sinatra
15. “Everything Will Be Alright” – The Killers
16. “Are You Alright?” – Lucinda Williams
17. “Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star
18. “I Believe In You” – Neil Young
19. “Black” – Pearl Jam
20. “In Dreams” – Roy Orbison

4 comments:

Bash said...

"For No One" - The Beatles
"Taco Grande" - Weird Al Yankovic
"Jolene" - Ray LaMontagne
"Baby Got Back" - Sir Mixalot
"Either Way" - Wilco
"Poison" - Bell Biv Devoe
"Look What Love Has Done" - Chris Whitley
"Battery" - Metallica
"Lonesome Town" - Ricky Nelson
"Sheila" - Tommy Roe
"Are you Lonesome Tonight" - The King
"Not Dark Yet" - Bob Dylan

Katy F said...

"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton

sonya said...

"Gas Station" - Damien Jurado

C. Andres Alderete said...

"Roads" - Portishead

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